Howard C. Rubin

Of Counsel

E-mail: hrubin@kesslercollins.comDirect Dial: 214.379.0711Direct Fax: 214.373.4714PDF


Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, J.D. (1974),
  • Member of the Moot Court Board and International Moot Court Competition team
  • Co-recipient of the Best Memorial Award (Regional), Phillip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition
Vanderbilt University, B.A. (1971)
AVTexas Bar College

Howard Rubin recently retired as an active attorney and now is “of counsel” to Kessler Collins. Although he will no longer be dealing directly with courts or opposing counsel, he continues to provide the firm, its attorneys, and staff, with help in office management, legal research, technology, and other issues facing our firm. Howard will also continue to keep our firm and clients abreast of current legal developments. The firm will keep his picture on our web site because all firms need at least one attorney who sports a bow tie.

Over the past 45+ years Howard has handled a wide range of cases in federal and state courts in Texas and around the country. Before retiring from actively practicing law, Howard focused on representing real estate owners, secured creditors, unsecured creditors and other businesses in state court disputes and bankruptcy cases. 

Howard has been a contributor of articles and a lecturer at continuing education courses sponsored by the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) and the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA). 


  • Texas Bar, 1974
  • United States District Court (Northern, Eastern, Western and Southern Districts of Texas)
  • United States Court of Appeals (Fifth, Seventh, Ninth and Eleventh Circuits)
  • Supreme Court of the United States


Speaking Engagements

Howard is a frequent speaker and discussion leader at BOMA, IREM, ICSC and ELFA Conferences on topics such as bankruptcy jurisdiction, the handling of “Mom and Pop” bankruptcy cases for the commercial landlord, the drafting of bankruptcy claims, and the American Bankruptcy Institute proposed changes to Chapter 11.

Professional Affiliations

  • Dallas Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • BOMA Allied Member
  • ICSC
  • Equipment Leasing & Finance Associatoin (ELFA)
  • Friend of IREM

Military Service

  • United States Army Reserve (1975 - 1979) Honorable Discharge, Captain

Other Affiliations

  • Congregation Anshai Torah (Past President)
  • Texas Hillel (Board, Past President)
  • Lead counsel in numerous bankruptcy cases throughout the country representing real estate owners in tenant bankruptcies, secured and unsecured creditors, including defending claims against unsecured creditors accused of receiving preference payments and prosecuting fraudulent transfer claims and suits to deny discharge of debts.
  • Lead counsel in claims against property owners on disability discrimination claims.
  • Lead counsel in suits to collect rent and disputes with government entities.